Really short post to tell those of you suffering with swelling of thick skin after rhinoplasty, that it does go down! It just take A LONG time and happens gradually.
Would I do it again knowing how bad I looked after? No!
But now that I have done it I feel it was worth it! I know that sounds strange but if I had known how bad I would look for 3-4 months I probably would never have got it done but at the same time my face looks so much better now.
Anyway after 3-4 months of extreme swelling it did start to go down and by 9 months I went back to my surgeon and had my nostrils reduced slightly (alar base reduction). My nostrils are still slightly asymmetrical and my nose is not perfect but it looks okay. I have considered revision to drop the tip which is still too upturned but like I have said i do not want to go through another surgery and endless swelling!
I'm attaching pictures to help those of you suffering to know that it does get better.